Kaitlyn Pierce – Editor in Chief
Growing up in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts assured that Kaitlyn would be a true New England girl. She is a die hard New England sports fan, lover of all things visual, and local fashion activist working to bring more fashion to the Berkshires.
Her creativity emerged at a young age which was inspired in large part by her grandmothers. Both women were incredibly crafty and not only sewed their own clothing but were artists with a variety of mediums. Kaitlyn has always been a dreamer and began writing at a young age. All of the writing quickly translated to blogging by the age of 12 and her love of the web was born. After spending too much time making graphics with other people’s photos Kaitlyn decided to start taking her own. She spent more time taking photos than actually creating graphics and discovered a new passion in life, photography.
Her biggest joy in life comes from being a wife to her best friend Tom and a mother to her beautiful daughter, Sylvia. She is excited to welcome a second baby girl to their family in December.
Tammi Young- Editor
Tammi Young is a native of Northern California. She raised her 4 children in the same county where she and her husband of 23 years grew up. In addition to writing on her blog, she owns and operates an internet service company, is the accounting and human resources manager, and owns a handmade jewelry company. She loves everything creative, especially DIY furniture renovation projects, fashion, and jewelry. Pink flowers are her favorites and she loves coffee!
Nicolette – Social Media Manager (Twitter)
Nicolette Orlemans grew up in a multicultural, bilingual home in The Netherlands to a Polish mother and a Dutch father. She moved to the U.S. in 2000. Nicolette graduated from Emerson College in Boston, where she double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Organizational and Political Communications. She is currently based in New York City, where she works as a Communications and Social Media Strategist for a healthcare startup. Nicolette is passionate about content marketing and all things related to social media. She’s very excited to share people’s stories and articles, and spread the word about Willow House Magazine on Twitter! When she’s not working, Nicolette loves to travel, and has visited much of Europe, seen many of the U.S. states, explored parts of the Caribbean, and traveled to Egypt. In November 2014, Nicolette founded #CultureTrav, a Twitter chat that focuses on how travelers personally experience travel – adapting to cultural differences, bridging any language gaps, creating new homes as expats, and much more.
Mia – Social Media Manager (Facebook)
Mia is a woman of many interests and passions. She has been an avid reader since she was a child and always has her nose in a book. Her favorite author is Stephen King. She also loves to write and can be found scribbling furiously in her journal on any given day. Mia loves going to spin class each week and she also enjoys going to concerts in her spare time (especially to see Maroon 5!). She has been blogging since 2012 and enjoys connecting with others. She hopes to one day be able to leave the traditional 9-to-5 world behind and become a freelancer and hopefully one day finish her first novel. Mia is married with 2 kids and lives in Virginia.
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